Shameless (Nashville Nights, #1)
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Trey Turner may be topping the country music charts but his life has been going downhill since his wife left him five years ago. He’s desperate to make amends for the mistakes he’s made and convince Sierra their love deserves a second chance.

Sierra Brooks is happy for the first time since her divorce. She has a career she loves and a fiancé who loves her. Unfortunately, he...more
Kindle Edition, 209 pages
Published February 2012
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Andrea Guy
This book reads like a soap opera. I love it. The story is about Trey Turner a mega-country superstar and his ex-wife Sierra. All the other Nashville players will likely be featured in upcoming books. Shameless is the first book in the Nashville Nights series.

Here are some things you need to know:

1. Trey and Sierra are divorced but they still love each other and have the hots for each other.
2. Every time you think things are going their way, something bad will happen to pull them apart.
3. Can yo...more
Cocktails and Books
I love when I get a book to review for a blog tour and I absolutely fall in love with it. Shameless is one of those books. It has characters wonderfully flawed characters that have to fight to get back what they lost, but when they get it right it absolutely fantastic.

Trey Turner is this hottest thing in country music. He portrays himself as a fun loving guy but in reality he's a miserable drunk thinking of ways to end the painful reminders of losing the woman he loves and the child they both lo...more
Jody
The life of a musician can be an exciting one at times, but the pressures resulting from fame can sometimes be overwhelming too. Add in a devastating personal loss and life can spin out of control. For country star Trey Turner the loss of his baby daughter is just the beginning of a descent into guilt and depression from which only the return of the only woman he'll ever love can soothe. For Sierra Brooks, returning to the chaotic life she shared with Trey where she felt out of place and unimpor...more
Gladys  (glad4twilight)
I couldn't wait to get this book over with. I mean there were some good moments but really I was bored through most of it.

Trey and Sierra work on their relationship after their divorce. Everything works out by the end but not before I had to read through some really bad dialogue. I felt as though my daughter was writing it not an Author. I developed some feelings for the characters but not enough to really attach I just wanted to get past this book and move on.
Hbeebti
This was an emotional book. Trey Turner country music star marries the woman of his dream Sierra Brooks.This book starts out fives years ago and then moves forward. It starts out with Trey doing body shots off a waitress at a local bar. But this is pretty much the breaking point for Sierra and so she does what she thinks is right and lets him know its over she wants out, she wants a divorce. But its more than the body shots. Its all really sad and tragic what has lead them to this point.

Five yea...more
Niina
Mar 09, 2012 Niina rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Country fans! And those believe in second chances
I absolutely ended up loving this book, even though the beginning was hard to read personally as I grew up with a stepdad who abused alcohol, so it was still a raw nerve to chafe against but when Trey quit booze just to have a better chance at having Sierra back again it became an easier read - and then it became great!

The plot is fantastic! Trey's desperation to get his ex-wife back, all the unspoken past between them, the secrets, the hurt and the love. Even with a setting as dark as this Sham...more
Dione Sage
Shameless is the first book in author Cheryl Douglas's Nashville Nights series. Seeing as this is also the first book I have read by this author I did not have my hopes set too high. I don't like to have to high of expectations when venturing into new territory, I believe it's best to give new authors/books the benefit until I can get an idea of their writing style. I was surprisingly pleased with this one! The cover of the book wasn't a wow moment for me and I do believe that the cover of a boo...more
Christi Snow
My Review:
What an incredibly emotional book. Five years ago, Trey and Sierra's marriage fell apart. It was a year after the death of their newborn baby girl and Trey was running. Running away from the guilt and the grief. He did that by pouring everything he had into his music, touring, and drinking and that didn't leave anything for his wife Sierra who was also grieving, so she filed for divorce. After a couple of years Trey managed to pull himself out of his depression, but he never recovered...more
Denice Simmonds
Author Cheryl Douglas tells the dramatic, heart breaking story of country music superstar Trey Turner in this gripping romance.

Shameless begins with a spicy scene where Trey is partying with a pack of groupies, when his wife Sierra walks in on him for the last time. The story then jumps into the future, where Sierra has left Trey and he’s lost all hope and turned to substance abuse and sleeping around.

The author portrays Trey as a man who’s top dog in the country music world, yet his taste for...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Shameless is a country song come to life. Sierra is tired of Trey’s drinking, his womanizing, and–when he’s not there to support her after their child dies–she stops “standing by her man.” He is devastated because, in his heart and despite all evidence to the contrary, he really does love her.

Time moves on. He keeps drinking and womanizing–to the extent that his family is worried and maneuvers a reunion. She has moved on–she’e even en...more
Melissa Marlow

Trey Turner has topped the country charts many times, but his personal life has hit bottom. After his wife, the love of his life, left him five years ago he can’t seem to write a decent song, can’t put the bottle down, and has no will to carry on without her.
Sierra Brooks has finally put her life back together after divorcing the man that rocked her world and then broke her heart after losing their child. She needed him and he wasn’t there, he escaped into his new found fame leaving her to deal...more
Wednesday Stanley
So I was looking for some to books on Amazon to read and came across Shameless. And it was free so I thought "What the heck I'll give it a try." And now I'm addicted to the Nashville Nights & Nashville Nights Next Generation series. I can not get enough of these story's.

From the beginning of Shameless I was drawn into the story. And into Trey and Sierra's characters. There were so many emotions running through me throughout the entire story. There were times I wanted to yell and scream at b...more
Leanne Crabtree
DNF @ 28%

This wasn't bad, it just wasn't for me.

I can be really picky about contemporary romances some times and I just couldn't gel with the story or the characters in this.
Searock
May 14, 2012 Searock marked it as to-read
5/14/12: Free in Amazon kindle store
Might actually read it based on this review:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Paula  Phillips
Being in Nashville last week was awesome and that got me wanting to read this book as I was so excited after spending time in this part of the States. It was like I was at home as I love my country music and here I was COUNTRY CENTRAL. Reading this book and having experienced Nashville just made the book more real and enjoyable. In Shameless we meet husband and wife Sierra and Trey. At the beginning of the novel , we read as they are having marriage problems and Sierra has had enough of being b...more
Connie N.
Very quick enjoyable read about a country music star (Trey Turner) and his ex-wife (Sierra). They faced a tragedy several years ago when they lost their newborn baby. Unfortunately their happy marriage suffered, with Trey turning to alcohol and his music to survive. Sierra was left home alone trying to deal with the loss and they eventually divorced, after 10 years of marriage. Fast forward to the present, several years later. Trey asks Sierra to help him with his creative block and work on his...more
Ruth Hill
Country music, romance, and even a little bit of mystery--this makes up this particular romance by Cheryl Douglas. I have to say that I loved the country music aspect, and I loved the fact that Trey and Sierra loved each other enough to make some real sacrifices for each other. It is a shame that they weren't open and honest with each other--they would have saved themselves a lot of heartache. This book reminds you that second chance love may not be such a bad thing.

If you are looking for a very...more
Julie Ramsey

Shameless (Nashville Nights - Book 1)
by Cheryl Douglas


Trey Turner knows that his life has been spiraling out of control since his wife, Sierra, left
him five years ago. He hates that his family and friends look at him with pity and concern.
So when he sees his ex again he quickly devises a plan to make amends and convince
her that their love is still strong enough for a second chance.
Sierra is trying to move on with her life. She has a career she loves, and a man who loves
her. Her fiance makes...more
Carin
We like to think the rich and famous have it all, in Shameless by Cheryl Douglas she reminds us that you may be a huge country music star but everyone has to deal with the issues of real life from accidents and death to divorce and drunkenness.

Trey and Sierra seem to be soul mates deeply in love and have sparks galore, tragedy has a way of messing with even the best couples and Trey and Sierra have been having some issues to start with. When Sierra leave Trey he goes into a down hill slide of de...more
Kathleen
Country music star Trey Turner and his songwriter wife Sierra Brooks had it all ... fame, wealth, a loving marriage. But when tragedy strikes five years ago, it all came crashing down with the death of their newborn baby girl, and their marriage quickly fell apart. Trey's grief sent him into a downward tailspin, he turned to his music, touring, and drinking, while shutting out Sierra, who was also grieving, leaving her no other action but to file for a divorce. Fast forward five years, Trey has...more
Books Mom
Mix one country singer who drinks too much with one wife suffering from the loss of their child and you get Shameless. This couple, still in love, are each wrapped up in their individual suffering and--like any good country song-- drift apart. But, the flame is still there and when they are thrown back together again the embers ignite. Is that enough to bring them back together again?

It was hard sometimes to like the characters, especially Trey. Even though he tells Sierra he was faithful to her...more
Pamela Beverly
I just finished reading, Shameless by Cheryl Douglass.

I really enjoyed the book although I must admit that I had some trouble keeping a few of the secondary characters straight. I really liked the main character, Trey Turner. He made me visualize country singer Toby Keith, Mr. "Red Solo Cup" himself or Tim McGraw with his dark hair or Keith Urban. Hmm...

What I thought was a little funny was the fact that the main female character, Sierra Brooks, had been divorced from Trey for about five years a...more
Tina
I loved this book and will definitely be getting book 2! It had it all for me - it was well written, a decent length, had a great storyline that wasn't too predictable and 2 lead characters that I actually liked. Oh yes and it was a free download which is always a bonus!

The story starts in a bar 5 years ago when Sierra finds her husband Trey drunk and doing body shots on a waitress. Needless to say she was not impressed. She then informs him that their marriage is over. Of course there is far mo...more
Inky
This story was written well and it tied up nicely at the end.

On a personal level the characters weren't attractive, they didn't absorb the reader. It caused me to keep distance from the story. I ended up wishing it would end more quickly. It was also a little cheesy in some parts. I could have read this in an afternoon, but ended up putting it down for a couple days before finally finding time to finish it up. It wasn't bad.. it was just... lukewarm.
Kelly M (Iowa Gal)
I love true romance books and this is definitely one of them. This is the book that started it all, once you read this book from Cheryl Douglas you will be addicted. Her characters are all amazing and the way Cheryl Douglas writes these books you will fall in love with the characters. I have read them all and in my honest opinion they are all five star books. These are must reads! Great books from an amazing author!
Bhey
I've read the entire series but I just had to go back to this one to give my thoughts about it. This book will have you feeling a whole range of emotions. It's like a roller coaster. I liked that the character's flaws are evident. I never liked reading stories with heroes or heroines that are too good to be true.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed reading this book(for the most part) and I'm glad that Trey and Sierra was able to overcome the obstacles and find their way to each other in the end. What...more
Amanda Sheila
Trey's a dumb guy. But I loved him.

This author tend to write mercilessly but won't bother to write a better and more detail ending. I was happy reading this one but I don't think this book is my favorite. I enjoyed it though, but I do want to read more. Trey is one hell of a guy. Still don;t like to see how he treated Sierra.

Looking forward to read Josh's story!
Wednesday Stanley
So I was looking for some to books on Amazon to read and came across Shameless. And it was free so I thought "What the heck I'll give it a try." And now I'm addicted to the Nashville Nights & Nashville Nights Next Generation series. I can not get enough of these story's.

From the beginning of Shameless I was drawn into the story. And into Trey and Sierra's characters. There were so many emotions running through me throughout the entire story. There were times I wanted to yell and scream at b...more
Judy Thomas
Sierra and Trey have had their problems in the past--and their problem in the present is that they are still in love. But... is that love enough to overcome the difficulties between them?

From affairs on one side and a major secret on the other--along with the obligatory-in-romance spanners thrown into the mix when it looks like everything will work out, and you have a book to hold your attention.

The characters are well-drawn and mostly likable. With the exception of small consistency issue early...more
Karen Myer
At least it was free

this book compared to some others was at least well edited but after the first few chapters it became boring like a soap opera, I think the author has potential and great ideas but should follow what I think she is capable of.
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Cheryl began her professional career as a nutritionst, but she didn't find her happily ever after until she made a career change.

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